New PDF release: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England

By Juliet Barker

ISBN-10: 0316015040

ISBN-13: 9780316015042

Waged nearly six centuries in the past, the conflict of Agincourt nonetheless captivates. it's the vintage underdog tale, and generations have puzzled how the English--outmanned by way of the French six to one--could have succeeded so bravely and brilliantly. Drawing on quite a lot of assets, Juliet Barker paints a gripping narrative of the October 1415 conflict among the outnumbered English archers and the seriously armored French knights. Populated with chivalrous heroes, dastardly spies, and a ferocious and impressive king, AGINCOURT is as earthshaking as its subject--and confirms Juliet Barker's prestige as either a historian and a storyteller of the 1st rank.

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The Hittites and the End of an Era (ca. ) they were able to take political control, creating a capital city at Avaris in the northeastern Nile Delta. Although the Egyptians portrayed the Hyksos as a conquering horde, their entry into the delta was generally peaceful. The Hyksos brought with them the method of making bronze and casting it into tools and weapons. They thereby brought Egypt fully into the Bronze Age culture of the Mediterranean world, a culture in which the production and use of bronze implements became basic to society.

Although this arrangement assured the clients a livelihood, the land they worked remained the possession of the nobility or the temple. Commoners were free and could own land in their own right. Male commoners had a voice in the political affairs of the city and full protection under the law. Each of these social categories included both men and women, but their experiences were not the same, for Sumerian society made clear distinctions based on gender. Sumerian society—and all Western societies that followed, until very recently—was patriarchal (PAY-tree-AR-kal), that is, most power was held by older adult men, especially those from the elite groups.

Indeed, the Egyptian view of life and society is alien to those 21⁵⁄₁₆ in. (139 x 57 x 54 cm). 1738. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) rights. To ancient Egyptians the pharaoh embodied justice and order—harmony among human beings, nature, and the divine. If the pharaoh was weak or allowed anyone to challenge his unique position, he opened the way to chaos. Twice in Egyptian history the pharaoh failed to maintain rigid centralization. During those two eras, known as the First and Second Intermediate Periods, Egypt was exposed to civil war and invasion.

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